Grants Research Associate

Location : Location US-Remote


Grants Research Associate
Hanover Research
The Role:
Hanover’s Grants Research Associates (GRAs) work alongside Content Directors and Grants Consultants providing research services primarily to higher education clients. GRAs will be responsible for identifying public and private funding opportunities based on client need and assessing appropriate fit of highly technical funding programs. GRAs may contribute to proposal narratives in the form of best practices research, literature reviews, and needs assessments. This is an ideal role for those with a passion for getting to know scientific research, public health delivery, and academic programming intimately and then helping clients to become more effective in carrying out their institutional missions. This position will report directly to a Content Director.


  • Identify and select sources of funding that align with client projects;
  • Manage tight deadlines to create prospecting reports and other deliverables on time;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clients’ needs and the goals of their projects, both programmatic and research-related;
  • Independently create client-ready deliverables with minimal oversight;
  • Collaborate with Content Directors and Grants Consultants to refine project scopes;
  • Explore creative solutions for preparing content and delivering it to clients efficiently;
  • Represent Hanover alongside colleagues in articulating findings from research


Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience writing and researching for an academic audience;
  • Ability both to accept and to provide constructive feedback;
  • Strong communication, fact-checking, writing, and editing skills in the English language;
  • Strong interest in prospect research, fundraising strategy, grant writing, and the organizations we serve;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills and work ethic;
  • Proven academic achievement;
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point. MS Power BI preferred but not required

Education Preferred:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a liberal arts-related discipline preferred, though candidates with relevant experience who hold other degrees will be considered.

Experience Preferred:

2-3 years’ experience writer and/or editor, with hands-on exposure to grant writing and/or fundraising processes. Prior experience with sponsored research is preferred.



USA Remote 

Office is located in Arlington, VA
#Remote #LI-Remote 



  • Starting at 18+ days Paid Time Off
  • 11 observed holidays, including Juneteenth and Indigenous People Day and an additional 3 floating days in a calendar year (14 in total)
  • 401(K) employer matching program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package
  • Health and wellness packages with discounts to local gym
  • Annual company-wide day of service and monthly events partnering with local organizations such as KidPower, Martha’s Kitchen, DC SPCA
  • Community service opportunities
  • Unlimited snacks and beverages (when the office opens again) 


How to Apply:

If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (consisting of no more than 8 pages on an education or business related topic preferably)

About Hanover Research:
Founded in 2003, Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that delivers market intelligence through a unique, fixed-fee model to more than 1,000 clients. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account executives to provide a service that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. Hanover was named a Top 50 Market Research Firm by the American Marketing Association from 2015 to 2021. To learn more about Hanover Research, visit


Hanover Values:

  • Business Building – We build our business quickly and intelligently and we help our clients do the same
  • Thought Leadership and Innovation – We strive constantly to deliver better information in a better way
  • Service – To our clients and our community, service is our guiding principle
  • Leadership and Mentorship – Our talent is our greatest asset, and we hope to help our people be their best
  • Firm Citizenship – We are optimists who believe there are endless possibilities for our company and ourselves


Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.


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